Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
In cahoots
Mar 14, 2003

De-Housing Ontarians

Rising rents, falling vacancy rates, a shrinking social housing stock. Ontario government policies are “de-housing” low-income, moderate and even middle-income renter households instead of
In cahoots
Feb 18, 2003

Another Budget is Possible

The federal Liberals eliminated the budget deficit and dramatically reduced the debt. But they did it at the expense of Canadians’ cherished social supports and programs. Will tomorrow’s bu
In cahoots
Feb 12, 2003

A Funny Way of Sharing

Prime Minister Jean Chretien, across two election campaigns, promised that “fiscal dividends” would be shared “50:50” — with half going to social priorities like health care,
In cahoots
Feb 7, 2003

B.C.’s Path Not Taken

What if there’d been no deep tax cuts in B.C., no precedent-smashing spending cuts and regressive user-fee hikes? What if the Premier hadn’t gotten behind the wheel under the influence of n
In cahoots
Dec 13, 2002

Rags and Riches

Canadians may view their country as a land of opportunity, but it's also a land of deep inequality. A new study reveals large gaps between rich and poor in all regions — and gaps across regions,


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